Phytoline, phytoseiulus persimilisPhytoline, phytoseiulus persimilis

Phytoline (Phytoseiulus persimilis)

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Phytoline contains the predatory mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis. This species is a highly active hunter and has become a standard spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) treatment in many crops. It develops twice as fast as the spider mite at humidity levels that are above 60% (unfavorable to spider mites), which allows a rapid control of outbreaks. A female Phytoseiulus can destroy ten spider mite females and their progeny in just seven days under optimum conditions. It is less effective on Carmine mite (T. cinnabarinus).

Target Crops » All indoor and outdoor crops
Target Pest » Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae), Carmine mite (T. cinnabarinus)
Target Life Stage » Whole life cycle
Delivery Systems » Bottles & Vials and Blister

Key Features

  • It is produced locally in North America
  • Recommended for spider mite control on a wide range of crops.
  • Adults and young stages feed voraciously on all life stages of the two. spotted spider-mite.
  • Controls spider mites resistant to acaricides.

Target Pests

  • Two-spotted spider mite (TSSM)
  • Carmine mite ( cinnabarinus)

How It Works

  • Adults and young stages feed voraciously on all two-spotted spider mite life stages
  • Effective at wide temperature range above 57°F (14°C) and can be used indoor and outdoors
  • At temperatures over 86°F(30°C), spider mite growth rate will overtake that of Phytoseiulus
  • Less active at low light levels but will not go into diapause.

Available delivery systems

Available in a range of sizes including:

  • 500ml (16oz) bottle containing 2,000 or 20,000 mites for application over wide areas.
  • 30 ml (1oz) vials containing the same number of mites for treatment of hot spots
  • Blister pack contains 5 mini blisters, 200 predatory mite (1,000 total)
  • The hot spot vial comes with a cap designed for dosing specific areas of the crop.
  • Available in vermiculite as the carrier material for use in ornamentals, which is moistened for optimal transit conditions.

Handling & Storage

General instructions for use:

  • Immediately before opening, tap base of the bottle sharply on a solid surface to dislodge mites. from inner surface, and gently roll bottle to distribute them evenly throughout carrier material.
  • Apply mites repeatedly by inverting the bottle over spider-mite-infested-leaves.
  • Each inversion delivers a measured amount of vermiculite.
  • Tap and roll bottle before re-opening it.
  • Leave empty bottle open on infected plants to allow any remaining predators to escape.

16oz/500ml bottle for large areas:

  • Gently shaking and rotating bottle before using to give uniform distribution. Vigorous shaking will kill mites.
  • Distribute the product directly over the leaves, inside the release box or hang the blister
  • Repeat release and increase the rate in established spider mite colonies until control is achieved.
  • For advice on recommended release rates, consult your technical specialist.

Instructions for use – Vial (for hot spot treatment):

  • Use higher recommended rate range.
  • Open each vial when ready to use in the greenhouse.
  • Leave empty bottle open on infected plants to allow any remaining predators to escape.
  • For advice on recommended release rates, consult your technical specialist.

Storage and transport

  • Keep bottles horizontal and cool until use.
  • Transport and store at 6-10°C /43-50°F.
  • Do not expose to direct sunlight at any time.